We normally restrict our posts to events that occur in the Bronx, or at least in the New York City area.
However, one recent dog bite story was so sad and shocking we thought it would be worth a post.
A Brookyln man was injured Wednesday morning after he was struck by a train in the Barclays Center subway station.
Incidents like this naturally make one wonder how they were ever allowed to happen. In our work as Bronx personal injury and premises liability attorneys, we often see situations that result from inadequate security, landlord negligence or lax maintenance and upkeep. Despite years of familiarty with such circumstances, some cases still result in us finding ourselves at a loss for words; the irresponsibility of certain parties in some situations can be nothing short of astounding.
Continue reading Man struck by Q train at Prospect Heights subway stop
A Sunday afternoon stroll almost turned deadly for a Florida woman when a pack of vicious pit bulls attacked her and her daughter.
We wanted to relate this incident to our Bronx readers because we think it could serve as a warning to both average citizens, who need to know that things like this do happen to real and ordinary people, and to dog owners, who sometimes need to be reminded that it is their responsibility to exercise control over their pets.
Continue reading Mother shields daughter from onslaught of pit-bull pack
A mother was killed and her handicapped son was seriously injured in a Bronx fire on Ampere Avenue Tuesday morning. This is one of those stories that makes one wonder whether negligence was involved.
According to to neighbors, the fire began around 7:30 or 7:40 a.m. People who lived near the woman said they were awoken by her screams.
Continue reading Bronx fire results in mother's death, son's injury
Dog bite incidents can happen anywhere, from inner-city New York to the rural Great Plains. Essentially, they are a risk anywhere where there are dogs and dog owners who are not respsonsible when it comes to their pets.
Because there are often elements to dog bite stories that are useful for our readers to know, even if the incident did not occur in the Bronx, we thought a story out of Iowa might be worth reading about.
Continue reading Dog attack results in 4-year-old girl's death
Lots of New York residents head south this time of year for a little rest and relaxation. Sadly, the Tampa area -- a popular vacation spot for winter-weary northerners -- is not feeling very celebratory or upbeat right now. That is because the community is reacting to the news that a local man was killed recently in an elevator accident.
The 45-year-old victim was working in an elevator shaft at TradeWinds Resort Hotel Wednesday when he was killed. He and another worker had been cleaning oil from the shaft for just under 45 minutes when an elevator car fell on him and crushed him to death. Somehow, the other worker escaped this tragic incident uninjured.
Tragedy struck near Atlanta recently when a pit bull mauled a 2-year-old boy to death. Although this happened far from New York, we wanted to write about it anyway because we think it has value as a warning, of sorts, to Bronx residents.
Likely due to the grisly and undeniably tragic nature of this incident, local police have not released too many details. They have said that the dog attack happened when the child's mother went to the restroom and that the attack was over quickly.
Continue reading In swift attack, pit bull mauls 2-year-old to death
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A lawmaker from Dutchess County recently introduced "Frankie's Bill" into the New York state senate. Named after the 9-year-old victim of a terrible dog attack four years ago, the bill seeks to hold dog owner liable the first time their pet bites someone.
Presently, dog owners are not always responsible for the first injury their pets inflict because, in some cases, it cannot be proven that the owner ever had any reason to believe that his or her dog was danger to other people.
A fire transformed a 27-story Bronx apartment building into what one New York media outlet called "a smoke-filled hell" on Saturday. At least 37 people were known to be injured in the blaze.
The apartment building is on East 149th Street near Grand Concourse. Last week, we reported that 150 firefighters were needed to extinguish the fire, but the FDNY has since said a more accurate number is that 130 firefighters were called to the scene
Even in the concrete jungle of the Bronx, it's easy to see that spring is coming.
As the weather gets nicer, we start to worry more about dog bites and attacks. Both children and animals are more likely to spend time outside now, and the increased contact between the two groups means dog bite incidents are more likely to happen.